Terry McQuillan of Urban Systems wins CEBC award
March 23, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Consulting Engineers of B.C. presented its 2009 Meritorious Achievement Award to Terry McQuillan, founder of Urban ...
Consulting Engineers of B.C. presented its 2009 Meritorious Achievement Award to Terry McQuillan, founder of Urban Systems.
The award was presented by Angus English, president of CEBC. He said Mr. McQuillan’s legacy “endures far beyond his active career as a practitioner and noted that “his generosity and desire to make a difference has always extended well beyond business interests to the communities where he lives and works.”
McQuillan graduated in civil engineering in 1961 from the University of Alberta. He began his career with the Alberta Department of Highways in Grand Prairie, then moved to Moose Jaw, and eventually joined Reid Crowther & Partners in Calgary as a design engineer.
He moved to Kamloops in 1976 and had a position with Strong, Lamb & Nelson.
In 1975 he created Urban Systems, and was CEO and President until1992. He took full retirement in 2002.
Since its launch in 2000, nine outstanding engineers have received the CEBC Meritorious Award. The award recognizes individuals who have “contributed significantly to the development of the consulting engineering industry by expanding the industry, enhancing the image of consulting engineering or by creating an enterprise. The award also recognizes the winner’s contribution to society and to literature or the arts.”